The goal of the Transformative Coach Training Program is to integrate the adult developmental growth theories of transformative change with a robust coaching methodology and practice. The Transformative Coach Training Program’s client-centered coaching facilitates the unfolding of the client’s own inner strengths and potential. The development of self-awareness, embodied wisdom, intuition and manifestation are central to this training.
 
 
 
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Schedule:

Weekend 1

April 28 - 30, 2017

Weekend 2

May 20 - 21, 2017

Weekend 3

June 24- 25, 2017

Weekend 4

August 5- 6, 2017

 
 

 

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The goal of the Transformative Coach Training Program is to integrate the adult developmental growth theories of transformative change with a robust coaching methodology and practice. The Transformative Coach Training Program’s client-centered coaching facilitates the unfolding of the client’s own inner strengths and potential. The development of self-awareness, embodied wisdom, intuition and manifestation are central to this training.
 
 
 
For full description, see:
 
 
 

Schedule:

Weekend 1

April 28 - 30, 2017

Weekend 2

May 20 - 21, 2017

Weekend 3

June 24- 25, 2017

Weekend 4

August 5- 6, 2017

 
 

 

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The Transformative Coach Training Program consists of nine modules of coach trainings as shown below. The training includes 56 hours of classroom training, 14 hours of independent study, and 3 hours of individual mentoring for a total of 73 hours of training.

The 56 hours of classroom training includes on-site coaching instruction, discussions, observations and mentoring activities. The total coach training hours offered through this program are:
  • 56 hours faculty/participant/observation/mentoring interactions
  • 14 hours of homework / independent study
  • 3 hours of one-on-one sessions with a qualified Mentor Coach

for a total of 73 hours of coaching instruction.

In addition to the training above, the participants are responsible for:
  • 100 hours of client-coaching
  • A membership application for the International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • The portfolio submission process for ICF certification
  • Performance evaluation of a recorded coaching session provided by the ICF
  • Passing the online, multiple choice ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment exam

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   Requirements for the Transformative Coach Training Program and ICF credentialing.

Nine Modules of Coach Training and Mentoring:

Module 1: Fundamentals: An Introduction to Transformative Coaching          7 Hours

This course presents the ICF core competencies, the ICF code of ethics, the definition, and the four cornerstones of coaching. The four cornerstones are that people are naturally creative, all parts of a client are welcome, the client sets the agenda and coaching focuses on the client not the problem. The concept of the presenting agenda and deeper agenda are described. The students learn and practice the three levels of listening and powerful questions. Lastly, the students learn the outline of a basic coaching session, including establishing the coaching agreement, establishing trust, maintaining presence, and direct communication, followed by coaching practice in dyads.

Module 2: Fulfillment: A Pathway to Transformation                                         7 Hours

After students learn the fundamentals, the coach trainer describes the four pathways that comprise the Transformative Coach Training. The first pathway is that of fulfillment. Students learn the concept of fulfillment in life and how it relates to inner passion, vision, and overcoming challenges and obstacles. The steps in this process are to (1) connect clients to their vision; (2) set a resonant goal that draws the client into their vision, and making those steps resonant and accountable; and (3) help the client to welcome the inner protectors who have reservations about change, uncovering what is getting in the way of manifesting the vision. This course presents a visualization exercise showing the students how to connect with their vision and passion. Included in this course are the topics of designing action, planning and goal setting, managing progress and accountability, and asking powerful questions amongst others.

Module 3: Balance: A Pathway to Transformation                                               7 Hours

The core idea of this course is that we always are in a perspective, other perspectives are available, and we are always at choice in the perspective we decide upon. In this course, students learn how to work with their clients to explore multiple perspectives. Students learn definitions of perspective, how it relates to physical expression, emotion, worldview and energy. They learn how to work with a client to find the topic, explore at least three perspectives, chose a perspective to create from utilizing powerful questions, and brainstorm possible actions with a commitment to one, with accountability specified. The instructor demonstrates the use of a three by three grid for the client to physically move to a different geographic location when exploring a different perspective, generating new perspectives, asking powerful questions, leading to greater awareness. Students also begin to learn the design of actions and goals, and accountability.

Module 4: Process: A Pathway to Transformation                                               7 Hours

The core question in coaching with the process pathway is what is true in the present moment; how can we accept ourselves as we are right now. In process, the focus is on the client’s internal experience in the present moment. Students learn to create awareness by noticing and naming something in the client’s experience. With the client’s permission, the coach asks powerful questions to allow the client to fully experience what is arising in the moment. In this process, when the client fully accepts and experiences what is arising, and can accept that just as it is, a shift in energy and consciousness may occur. With this shift, the coach integrates this new experience with insight. Holding silence, awareness of the wisdom of the body, and connecting to source are a important components of this process.

Module 5: Parts Work: A Pathway to Transformation                                        7 Hours

The essential idea in parts work is that there are subpersonalities in the human psyche, called “parts,” that clients identify with, when in fact, the client can get in touch with the client’s own “Self,” which is bigger than any one part. This pathway is based on Richard Schwartz’ Internal Family Systems. The idea is that all parts of the psyche have a noble purpose or good intention and are welcome. These parts comprise an internal family system, and the natural leader of this system is the Self. Students learn to lead clients to awareness of a part with which they are currently identifying, and to see the good intention of that part, and to separate that part from the Self, creating awareness. In this course, students learn how to work directly with the client’s parts, and practice this process with triad work.

Module 6: Somatic Wisdom: Focusing for Deep Listening                                   7 Hours

Students learn the process of “Focusing” as described by Eugene Gendlin. This is a specific process in which a person explores his or her body’s inner feelings to find a felt-sense that is preventing the person from feeling fine. This is not a conceptual exercise, one doesn’t go into the problem. Instead, one finds a word or phrase that can express that felt-sense. One goes back and forth between the felt-sense and the word or phrase as the issue slowly comes into focus. In dyad practice sessions, students learn to deeply listen using their own felt-sense, and through this method, establishing coaching presence and accessing intuition.

Module 7: Final Review of the Principles and Pathways of Coaching                7 Hours

This course reviews all of the principles, competencies and pathways of coaching. Included is the decision point as to which path to take, and, by dancing in the moment, how to transition to a different pathway as the session evolves. The students review fulfillment, balance, process, parts work and somatic wisdom/focusing as it relates to coaching.

Module 8: Group and Individual Mentoring                                                         7 Hours

This course convenes on four separate occasions over at time period of 4 to 5 months. The students form triads of coach-client-observer, one triad at a time. The instructor first elicits feedback from the coach, then the observer. Finally, the instructor provides feedback. All present benefit from the feedback offered during this course.

Module 9: Independent Study – Mastering the Core Competencies                    14 Hours

Students are required to engage in 14 hours of independent self-study. To fulfill this requirement, students are to read and study documents on core competencies, read the text Co-Active Coaching by Kimsey-House, et. al., and listen to ICF Core Competency conference calls. Students are also required to develop their own guidelines for a coaching session that includes the core competencies, and self-analyze a coaching session utilizing the self-created guidelines.

 

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Core Faculty

  Guthrie Sayen, PhD, PCC 
Coach Trainer
Biography

Guthrie Sayen serves on the faculty for Coaching for Transformation, an ICF-accredited coaching school, as well as the True Purpose Institute, a global organization that develops change agents, messengers, and visionaries. He is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is the creator and leader of many workshops, trainings, and groups designed to foster personal and spiritual evolution. Guthrie is trained in Voice Dialogue, Active Imagination, Psychosynthesis, Four Archetypes Coaching, Lucid Living, and Co-Active Leadership. He holds a PhD from the University of Connecticut and previously worked as a university professor. Visit his website at bridgetothedivine.com.


 

 

 

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition for Master of Arts Degree Programs

Total tuition for each 36-credit MA program is $15,408, at $428 per credit. A one-time, non-refundable, application fee of $60 – and a program fee of $385 – are also required. The graduation fee is $90.

After paying the application fee of $60, MA students pay a deposit of $483 upon acceptance or conditional acceptance to the program. Students then make 20 monthly payments of $770, which includes the program fee of $385 and the graduation fee of $90. The total of all tuition and fees is $15,943.

Tuition for Certificate Programs

Tuition for certificate programs is $428 per credit. A one-time, non-refundable, application fee of $60 – and a program fee of $195 – are also required. The graduation fee is $90.

After paying the $60 Application fee, Certificate students pay as follows:

12-Credit Certificate Program students pay a deposit of $521 upon acceptance or conditional acceptance to the program. Students then make 7 monthly payments of $700, which includes the program fee of $195 and the graduation fee of $90. The total of all tuition and fees is $5,481. If the student decides to matriculate to an MA program, the student will pay $1,222 in the 8th month, followed by 12 monthly payments of $770. (Certificates in Ecotherapy, Applied Storytelling, and Positive Psychology)

11-Credit Certificate Program students pay a deposit of $793 upon acceptance or conditional acceptance to the program. Students then make 6 monthly payments of $700 which includes the program fee of $195 and the graduation fee of $90. The total of all tuition and fees is $5,053. If the student decides to matriculate to an MA program, the student will pay $880 in the 7th month, followed by 13 monthly payments of $770. (Certificate in Integrative Energy and Eastern Medicine)

9-Credit Certificate Program students pay a deposit of $637 upon acceptance or conditional acceptance to the program. Students then make 5 monthly payments of $700 which includes the program fee of $195 and the graduation fee of $90. The total of all tuition and fees is $4,197. If the student decides to matriculate to an MA program, the student will pay $966 in the 6th month, followed by 14 monthly payments of $770. (Certificate in Integrative Health and Healing)

6-Credit Certificate Program students pay a deposit of $753 upon acceptance or conditional acceptance to the program. Students then make 3 monthly payments of $700 which includes the program fee of $195 and the graduation fee of $90. The total of all tuition and fees is $2,913. If the student decides to matriculate to an MA program, the student will pay $710 in the 4th month, followed by 16 monthly payments of $770. (Certificate in Consciousness, Transformation and Mindfulness)

Tuition for Coaching Program

Tuition for the Transformative Coaching program is $ 3,168 which includes three one-on-one mentor coaching sessions with Guthrie Sayen, PCC. 

A one-time, non-refundable, application fee of $60 is also required. 

Students pay a deposit of $918 after acceptance to the program. Students then make 3 monthly payments of $750.

In addition, Non-TGI costs associated with the acquisition of the ICF ACC coaching credential are:

  ICF membership dues paid directly to the ICF $245
  ICF exam fee, member rate, paid directly to the ICF $300

NOTE: Admission to the Transformative Coach Training program only requires a completed Application form, the application fee of $60, and Proof of Immunization.

Acceptable Forms of Payment 

Payment may be made by check or money order (payable to The Graduate Institute), or online payments can be made using credit or debit cards through PayPal. Please click here for more information on making a PayPal tuition payment.

Admission: Acceptance and Conditional Acceptance 

Please see Admissions section for complete information about Admission requirements.

Students are given Conditional Acceptance after they have submitted their application, paid the application fee and submitted a resume, CV, or employment and educational history. 

 

 

 

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Enrollment Dates

All of The Graduate Institute's programs operate via a cohort model, which means you will join a group of approximately 12-15 students and complete the entire program of study as a cohesive learning community. We are continually starting new cohorts as existing cohorts become filled. 

Most of our programs begin in the fall (September/October), although certain Master of Arts degrees and certificate programs are also available in the spring (April/May) of each year. Please check back frequently for new cohort start dates.

The dates listed below reflect the current cohorts that are available for each of our programs. If you have any questions about admission to a particular program, please contact Admissions at (203) 874-4252, or email admissions@learn.edu.

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Master of Arts Degrees and Certificates in Emerging Fields of Inquiry:

MA Programs First Session   Apply By   Link to Schedule
Writing and Oral Traditions May 26 - 27, 2017    April 1, 2017    Link to Full Class Schedule
Integrative Health and Healing May 19- 21, 2017   April 1, 2017   Link to Full Class Schedule
Consciousness Studies & Transpersonal Psychology June 2 - 4, 2017   May 1, 2017   Link to Full Class Schedule
Organizational Leadership Aug. 18 - 20, 2017   July 1, 2017   Link to Full Class Schedule
Learning and Thinking TBA - Fall 2017   Sept. 1, 2017    
           
Certificate Programs          
Positive PsychologyEmotional Wellbeing and Happiness June 2 - 4, 2017   May 1, 2017   Link to Full Class Schedule 
Applied Storytelling May 26 - 27, 2017   April 1, 2017   Link to Full Class Schedule
Integrative Health and Healing May 19 - 21, 2017   April 1, 2017   Link to Full Class Schedule
Energy and Eastern Medicine Sept. 15 - 16, 2017   Aug. 1, 2017   Link to Full Class Schedule
Ecotherapy and Cultural Sustainability May 19 - 21, 2017   May 1, 2017   Link to Full Class Schedule
           
Non-Credit Program          
Transformative Coach Training - ICF Approved April 28 - 30, 2017   April 1, 2017   Link to Full Class Schedule and Details

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Student Loan Opportunities

Students may apply for Connecticut state loans through the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA), which offers low-fixed-interest-rate loans, with no application fees. Applicants – or co-applicants, if any – must have a minimum $20,000 gross annual income, and monthly loan installment payments must amount to 40% or less of monthly gross income. Students may defer interest while in school and for a 6-month grace period (interest is capitalized annually). The CALS Graduate Institute School Code is 117777-00. Access the loan hotline at 800-935-2275 or visit www.chesla.org for more information.

Alumni Partial Tuition Waiver 

An alumnus of any of The Graduate Institute's Master of Arts degree programs qualifies for a partial tuition waiver of $2,000 towards another MA degree, or $1,000 towards a Certificate program, or $300 towards the TCT coaching program. 

Tuition Waiver for Six Credits for Educators

Applicants for the spring of 2017 for MA degrees who teach full time in Priority and Alliance School Districts* are eligible for a $2,568 tuition waiver. 

*Ansonia, Bloomfield, Bristol, Bridgeport, Danbury, Derby, East Hartford, East Haven, East Windsor, Hamden, Hartford, Killingly, Manchester, Middletown, Naugatuck, New Britain, New Haven, New London, Norwalk, Norwich, Putnam, Stamford, Vernon, Waterbury, West Haven, Winchester, Windham, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.

Tuition Waiver for up to Six Credits for an MA Program

Master of Arts students may apply for a tuition waiver for up to six (6) credits if they show evidence (official transcript) for credits of graduate study as a non-matriculated student. Requests for this tuition waiver are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The Academic Affairs Committee renders all decisions regarding transfer of credit.  

Need-Based Scholarship

Need-based scholarships are available to eligible candidates who have financial hardship and can provide documentation (most recent tax return and asset statement) to support their need. Fill out and mail the TGI Need-Based Scholarship Form, link below, to: The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Road, Bethany, CT 06524 Attention: Bursar

   TGI Need-Based Scholarship Form

 

Important considerations regarding tuition waivers:

  • Tuition Waivers will be credited at the end of the degree program.
  • Tuition Waivers may not be combined.
  • Tuition Waivers will not be applied retroactively.
  • Other restrictions may apply. Policies are subject to change.

 

 

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